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Reviewed December 17, 2016

In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island, most of the taxis will take you on a half-day excursion that goes to El Junco lagoon where you hike to a verdent crater lake with nice views, then takes you to the San Cristobal Galapaguera where...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

It is everywhere advertised as a must go place (all brochures etc.), organized trips (or with taxi) etc. Well seriously, it is nothing more then in the picture below. From the parking is a 10 mins hike, and we walked around the lake in about...More

Thank Miki M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Took a taxi tour to the highlands part of the island. This was my first stop before Chinco Beach and the Tortoise Center. A nice hike to the top where you’ll see hundreds of frigate birds cleaning the salt off of their feathers. Make sure...More

Thank nxmail
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Our driver dropped us here. The sign said it was a 30 minute walk. It is straight uphill so be ready for a hike. After walking 40 minutes we were on the summit and could only see about 30 yards in front of us. We...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We rented a taxi and visited this fresh water lake, 700 m above sea level. There are spectacular panoramic views at the top. We were lucky as it was clear! We heard that often the crater lake is misted in and the views are limited...More

Thank Rochelle F
Reviewed March 4, 2018

This has been my research site and so I am biased, but the lake is spectacular so long as it is not cloudy (then you can't even see that there is a lake). The only permanent freshwater lake in the islands. Great walk (easy) around...More

Thank Pollenman
Reviewed January 28, 2018

I'm not a huge nature person (or into hiking up mountains), but this lake hidden on top of a mountain simply took my breath away. I could sit there and stare for it for hours and not get bored- super relaxing and almost mystical.

Thank 705lilyr
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I'd suggest a guided tour. The views are really impressive. You'll have to walk up the mountain which is maybe a ten minute climb. The weather is a good bit cooler than in town, too. At the top, you can see almost all over the...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed January 2, 2018

We took a taxi from the center of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno to the base of this volcano and climbed up the wooden staircase to the top where we could look down on the lake formed by a volcanic eruption. we circumnavigated the crater which had...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

The most practice way to visit it is to take a "cab" , expecting to pay usd 35 for the car, round trip. On Sundays, there is also a municipal bus (expect to oay usd 2)that leaves at 8am from the Municipal Market. One of...More

Thank Rafaella P
Reviewed August 31, 2017

El Junco is a freshwater ancient caldera lake that is what caused San Cristobal to be the first Galapagos island to be settled. Takes 30 to 60 minutes to hike all the way around it, depending on your pace. If it's misty/raining, it's hard to...More

Thank Jim and Julie M
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